During this morning’s Council meeting, the following actions were taken:
A. Approved Resolution 18-07-01, which supports the construction of a new interchange at the intersection of South Ingram and Highway 60/Future I-57 in Sikeston. The approved resolution will be presented to Transportation Advisory Committee of the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission in hopes of making this a high priority project from MoDOT.
B. Conducted the 1st Reading of Bill #6108 which would allow any grandfathered pawnshops to relocate without any restriction other than they would be restricted to zoning categories that allow pawnshops. The current ordinance prohibits any pawnshop from relocating within 500 feet of another pawnshop.
C. The City entered into a contract with Geograph Industries for manufacturing and installation of wayfinding and monument signs for Sikeston, utilizing funds from the annual budget of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. All wayfinding and highway welcome signs have been installed and paid for, leaving the monument signs waiting for installation and payment. After much discussion, Council has opted to put this project on hold pending decisions on locations of the monuments and also how many are needed. The current contract proposed three (3) monuments at a cost of $39,900 each.
D. Authorized the purchase of an 11 foot wide area mower from Turfwerks of Bridgeton, MO in the amount of $58,902.
E. Authorized Staff to submit an application to MoDOT for project and funding approval of up to 90% of the project to update the Sikeston Memorial Airport terminal. Also, Council authorized the engineering services contract to Waters Engineering.
F. Other Items: Authorized an agreement between the City of Sikeston, Board of Municipal Utilities and the Sikeston Jaycees for use of the Clinton Building for rodeo activities during Rodeo Week.
There being no other items, the meeting was adjourned. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 30th at 11:30 AM.